Title

Attachment and Life History Strategy

Publication Title

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Publication Date

2-2009

Document Type

Response or Comment

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X09000077

Keywords

Del Guidice, adrenarche, attachment, cooperative breeding, evolution, life history theory, mating, middle childhood, phenotypic plasticity, reproductive strategies, sexual selection, stress

Disciplines

Biological Psychology | Psychology | Social Psychology

Abstract

Del Giudice addresses a complex and pertinent theoretical issue: the evolutionary adaptiveness of sex differences in attachment styles in relation to life history strategy. Although we applaud Del Giudice for calling attention to the problem, we regret that he does not sufficiently specify how attachment styles serve as an integral part of a coordinate life history strategy for either sex.


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